Press Release

NASA Space Shuttle Return to Flight Telephone Update

By SpaceRef Editor
March 21, 2004
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NASA will provide an update for the media about Space
Shuttle Return to Flight activities on Monday, March 22 at 3
p.m. EST. The conference will focus on NASA’s efforts to
improve the Space Shuttle’s Rudder Speed Brakes, and how that
fits into Return to Flight plans.

The briefer is William Parsons, Space Shuttle Program Manager.
Media should call: 321/867-8899 at 2:45 p.m. EST to dial into
the 3 p.m. briefing. The passcode is: 4321. Reporters must
identify themselves and their news affiliation to the
teleconference operator.

Media representatives who do not want to ask questions can use
NASA’s “monitor only” phone lines: 321/867-1220/1240/1260.

A still graphic of the Rudder Speed Brake is available on the
Internet at NASA’s Return to Flight web page:

Video b-roll of the Rudder Speed Brake will be available on the
NASA Television Video File starting at noon EST Monday. NASA TV
is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85
degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz.
Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.
For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.